The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music is an annual award presented by the Drama Desk, a committee comprising New York City theatre critics, writers, and editors. It honors the composers of musicals produced on Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and for legitimate not-for-profit theaters.
It initially was called the Drama Desk Award for Best Composer and was presented for the first time in 1968 to Al Carmines for In Circles and Galt MacDermot for Hair. The following year it was presented as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, but since its inception it also has been called the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Score of a Musical, and for two seasons (1975–76 and 1976–77) the awards for music and lyrics were combined.
As of 1971, only one award is presented each year, unless there is a tie vote.
Additional winners 
Multiple Wins 
Multiple Nominations 
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